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Charles Laferriere
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Hello folks, again!

So, I'm looking to have some microgreens going for winter production.
Does anyone have experience with the T5 bulbs of Hyperikon?
https://www.amazon.com/Hyperikon-Integrated-Fixture-Basement-electric/dp/B012ENR1IE

On paper they look awesome.
I could not find a SINGLE bit of information regarding anyone using them for growing stuff.

So.
I thought of the permies forum.

Pondering Charles
 
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I think that you might be disappointed with the 5000K bulbs.
For most plant growing, you would want a "full spectrum" or "daylight" bulb.

Since you seem only interested in micro green production, those bulbs might be OK.
Generally, the blue end of the spectrum is OK for vegative growth (leaves).
For fruiting/flowering, you need more of the red spectrum.

 
Charles Laferriere
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Fair enough. I do love their low price, apparent extreme longevity and low energy output... on paper they are very very interesting, even considering the 5000k!
 
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